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3 Things to Know About Trump and Taxes in Tonight’s Speech to Congress — Fortune Words from the void

In his maiden address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump will extol his tax manifesto for putting America first. In the Trumpian lexicon, it’s a “phenomenal” plan, marking the most ambitious rollback of personal and corporate rates, and sweeping simplification in both areas, since the historic Reagan reforms three decades…

via 3 Things to Know About Trump and Taxes in Tonight’s Speech to Congress — Fortune

Mardi Gras Parade Marches Backwards to Show Support for LGBTQ Community — TIME Thank god for diversity, however and wherever it is found.

People marching in a recent Mardi Gras parade showed their support for the LGBTQ community by literally marching backwards. Topped off with candy-colored makeup and wigs, 400 people gathered behind a rainbow banner with the words “We’re Never Going Back” on Feb. 12 to defy rising hate crimes in the U.S. New Orleans Tourism Marketing…

via Mardi Gras Parade Marches Backwards to Show Support for LGBTQ Community — TIME

Mexico Threatens to Leave NAFTA If U.S. Proposes Tariffs on Products — Fortune A natural reaction to Trump

Mexico’s economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo warned that his country will break off negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the United States were to propose tariffs on products from Mexico, Bloomberg reported on Monday. “The moment that they say, ‘We’re going to put a 20% tariff on cars,’ I get up from…

via Mexico Threatens to Leave NAFTA If U.S. Proposes Tariffs on Products — Fortune

GOP Rep. Darrell Issa Calls for Investigation Into President Trump and Russia — TIME Who’s with me?

Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has called for an independent investigation into President Donald Trump’s associates’ alleged ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election — making him the first Republican lawmaker to do so. Though Trump has said there’s no validity to these claims, any internal investigation into Trump and Russia would be led by…

via GOP Rep. Darrell Issa Calls for Investigation Into President Trump and Russia — TIME

Homeland Security Intelligence Report Disputes Terror Threat for Countries Included in Travel Ban — TIME Someone needs to do his homework

(WASHINGTON) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of terrorism threats to the United…

via Homeland Security Intelligence Report Disputes Terror Threat for Countries Included in Travel Ban — TIME

Meet President Trump’s New National Security Advisor — TIME Chaos theory amid the Emperor’s new clothes.

President Trump sought to put more than a week of turmoil in his foreign policy team to rest as he selected Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new National Security Advisor, replacing the ousted Mike Flynn. McMaster, a widely respected strategist had been in charge of developing the Army’s plans to address future threats. (He…

via Meet President Trump’s New National Security Advisor — TIME

Mark Cuban: Robots Are ‘Going to Cause Unemployment’ — Fortune So therefore, more college courses in robotics?

Investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reiterated his warning that total robot takeover of blue-collar manufacturing jobs could come sooner than people may expect. “Automation is going to cause unemployment and we need to prepare for it,” he tweeted on Sunday night, sharing a Medium article about similar warnings in recent weeks by Bill…

via Mark Cuban: Robots Are ‘Going to Cause Unemployment’ — Fortune

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